In Memoriam: Carl Bennett

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Carl Bennett

The Yeshiva University’s Board of Trustees is profoundly saddened by the passing of Carl Bennett of blessed memory, who together with his late wife, Dorothy (Becker) Bennett, were Benefactors of Yeshiva University.

They established the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Chair in Pastoral Counseling at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in tribute to their spiritual leader, Rabbi Joseph H. Ehrenkranz z”l of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, Connecticut. In addition, they became founders of the Sy Syms School of Business with a major gift for scholarships for deserving students.

Their contribution to Yeshiva University, which was announced in their synagogue, inspired many other families to support YU.

Heartfelt condolences are extended to Carl’s three children—Marc of Stamford, Robin (Joseph Kanarek) of Greenwich, and Bruce (Jennifer) of Rochester, New York—and his five grandchildren.

May the entire extended family find comfort among all who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University
Professor Richard M. Joel, President Emeritus
Adam Z. Gerdts, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Rabbi Dr. Herbert C. Dobrinsky, Vice President for University Affairs